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Doyle's of Oak Forest Restaurant

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2136 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018-6003
+1 713-686-8271
10:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here since I old enough to remember the food has ALWAYS been awesome, fresh, hot and delicious. And the waitresses are always friendly and polite. Love this place!

Thank Paula B
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to Doyle's twice now for lunch and enjoyed my experience both times. Spaghetti with meatballs was generous in portion. The pasta could have a tad more al dente and the meatballs themselves a bit more seasoned, but I enjoy the sweet meat sauce smothered over everything. I had the pizza another time and really liked that it... More 

Thank decadork
League City, Texas
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167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Enjoyed a quiet dinner here with family on my first visit. Family members have been coming here for years and it's one of their neighborhood favorites for casual dining. I very much enjoyed my cold shrimp salad. Lots of boiled shrimp in their mix which is a big plus with me. They close early evening so plan accordingly. I'll be... More 

Thank Gary W
Houston, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

How in the world have I missed Doyle's in the eight years I've lived in Houston? What a fun find... a family-owned jewel on 34th Street. We had pizza and garlic bread, and wish that we had saved room for dessert!

Thank Beth_Yeager
Corpus Christi, Texas
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Good Italian spaghetti and meat balls. The pizza was also very hot and delicious. Try "The Works" with Italian sausage. Clean facilities & good prices. Great in & out ordering.

Thank gptex
Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

First let me say my family have been eating at Doyles for almost 40 years. During that time, the food has remained consistently very good and the staff very attentive. For those negative reviews, if this restaurant was so bad, how could they remain packed at lunch and dinner 6 days a week for over 40 years? I will let... More 

Thank Randy D
Houston, Texas
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480 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I know this is a popular local eatery, but we were not impressed at all with their food. We went here with a friend from the area who suggested the spaghetti and meatballs to my husband. He said there was no flavor, but ate it anyway as he was hungry. I had a salad which was not as good as... More 

Thank houstonnative47
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230 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Having passed this restaurant several times, my sister and I decided to check it out. The parking lot was full (as it always is). After opening the door, the first thing to hit you is the delicious smells - home cooking, garlic, onions and the crowds. We were quickly seated by the friendly, elderly hostess (owner?). Variety of menu choices... More 

Thank Sue S
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

This is a genuine comfort food joint. The atmosphere is busy. The noise level is fairly high. The food is reasonable but far from gourmet. I'd very likely eat here again for lunch.

Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

i've been going to Doyles my entire life with my family, since little Lucy worked there and Mr Doyle would bring us our food. Its an oak forest staple, we all grew up with it. Its not fancy, flashy, or expensive. It's a comfortable quaint little neighborhood place with neighborhood people. Sure , there's better italian food around town, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Pizza, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2136 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018-6003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-686-8271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?